HGTV’s remodel of iconic “The Brady Bunch” house is officially finished and comes with non-working retro appliances.
According to official records obtained by The Blast, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has granted a certificate of occupancy. That is technical talk for the home is up to code and ready to be lived in.
The inspector made notes while walking through the newly renovated home stating, “Brady Bunch TV set; some mech.systems/appliances are not functional.”
The Blast first reported, HGTV has been making quick progress on the construction since buying the property last year.
According to official records, the company behind HGTV was granted permits for further work on the iconic home back in May. The City of Los Angeles issued a building permit for the network – who are restoring the property to its 1970s glory – that allows them to build a new 9’6″ X 28’0″ free-standing block wall, which, based on the project’s blueprint, will go next to the existing garage.
The cost of the project comes to $2,800, which is on top of the over $350,000 already spent on prior renovations.
Last year, HGTV started the process by filing for permits to work on the “interior kitchen remodel/repair (no changes in walls or openings).” The estimated cost of the work was $2,000 and they had already hired contractors.
There was a separate permit that was filed for the home to “add 40’9″ X 24’8″ ground floor addition for new kitchen and family room with 8’3″ x 24’8” covered patio.”
Additional improvements include a 63’6 X 24’8” second-floor addition for new bedrooms. The total estimated cost for the work in the second permit came to $350,000.
According to documents, the amount it cost to just file the permit with the City of Los Angeles came to $19,341.
HGTV announced they were the mysterious $3 million buyer of the famous house on “The Brady Bunch” and swooped in to outbid Lance Bass, who announced he was the highest bidder before being informed otherwise.
The network revealed they had plans to restore the home and document the renovations for a new television show with the original cast. Several main cast members reunited at the home to shoot for HGTV’s new show including, Maureen McCormick, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen, Mike Lookinland, Eve Plumb and Barry Williams.
HGTV recently announced “A Very Brady Contest” where people can enter to win a 6 night stay at the Brady Bunch home. The show ‘A Very Brady Renovation’ premieres in September.